Welcome to the Josiah Royce Edition


Welcome to the Josiah Royce Edition website.

On this site you will find postings of Royce’s books, philosophical articles, other writings, and much material relevant to Royce’s works.  A major contribution of the edition is the transcription of unpublished materials–his dissertation and many of his lectures.  The website also contains the Frank Oppenheim Comprehensive Index of Royce’s papers at the Harvard University Archives, extensive bibliographies, some autobiographical material, plus the bylaws and edition board membership.

One item of great significance is that the Basic Writings of Royce, two volumes, edited by John McDermott, is available as the first posting under the Other Writings section.  This searchable pdf version of the two volumes is now open access through a grant received by Fordham University.  The best way of searching these volumes is to download the two volumes and the use the crtl-f function.

When you wish to leave a page, use the back function or click on another screen category listed on the left.

Most of the links on these pages are pdf files.  If your browser is set to open pdfs as pdfs automatically, the file will appear immediately; otherwise you will be asked whether you wish to open the pdf file with whatever reader you have on your computer.  Should you need a pdf reader, you may obtain an Adobe Reader here.

The search function in the left hand menu will search all pdfs on the website which are not scans that created images.  Unfortunately, most of the books and articles on the website are image scans and not searchable.  Anything created for the website is searchable.  An image scan can be downloaded in Adobe (an advanced version) and turned into an Epub with the OCR function.  That Epub document will be 80-85% accurate, which will give some aid in searching a book or article.

We will update sections and pages as new material is added

Feel free to send corrections and comments to: roycece@iupui.edu.

For more information on Josiah Royce, click this link to The Josiah Royce Society.

David Pfeifer                                                                            Website Administrator